Alysha Ali: Hymenoptera

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Diptera Specimen

Specimen #: 2

Order: Hymenoptera

Date of Collection: August 27, 2018

Location: EHC Downstream

Shannon-Wiener Index of Biodiversity: H'= 2.9817719

Taxonomic Information:

▪ Body: Grey or black. Hymenopterans range in size from very small to large insects, and usually have two pairs of wings. Their mouthparts are adapted for chewing, with well-developed mandibles (ectognathous mouthparts).

▪ Head: Hymenopteran larvae typically have a distinct head region, three thoracic segments, and usually nine or 10 abdominal segments.

▪ Wings: Hymenopteran wings have relatively few veins compared with many other insects, especially in the smaller species.

▪ Mouthparts: Their mouthparts are adapted for chewing, with well-developed mandibles (ectognathous mouthparts).

▪ Tarsi: 2 segments

Ecological Importance: Pollination

Economical Importance: Important pollinators in some areas by visiting flowers and transporting pollen.

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